This list was assembled based on the number of awards each musician has collected. Here are the top 10 Current Best Musicians in Nigeria:
10. Simisola - 12 Awards
Simisola Kosoko popularly known as Simi was born April 19, 1988 in Ojuelegba, a suburb of Surulere, Lagos State.
She is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. She started her music career in 2008 after the release of her debut studio album Ogaju.
Simisola as released one Ep and 4 Studio Albums which are Ogaju (2008), Chemistry (with Falz) (2016), Simisola (2017), Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 (2019), Restless II (2020) - EP,
The 33-years-old artiste has received awards from Nigerian Entertainment Awards, AFRIMA Awards, Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, and The Headies.
9. Patoraking - 12 Awards
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie also known as Patoraking was born 27 May 1990 in Ijegun-Egba Satellite Town.
Patoraking is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter. He started his music career as a carnival dancer and street jam.
He won the Best New Act on MTV Africa Music Awards in 2015.
8. Falz - 12 Awards
Folarin Falana popular known as Falz was born October 27, 1990 in the local government area of Mushin, Lagos State.
Falz is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor. He came into limelight after his song "Marry Me."
Falz the Bahd guy is known to take an active part in social problems and has used his music to highlight social issues affecting Nigeria.
7. Tiwa Savage - 20 Awards
Tiwatope Savage known by her stage name "Tiwa Savage" was born 5 February 1980 in Isale Eko.
She is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Isale Eko. Tiwa Savage is the first female to win the Best African Act category during the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards.
She has released albums under Mavins record label like Once Upon a Time (2013), R.E.D (2015), Sugarcane (2017), Celia (2020).
6. 2Baba - 21 Awards
Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2Baba was born 18 September 1975 in Jos, Nigeria.
He is a Nigerian singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, humanitarian, activist and entrepreneur.
The 45-years-old artiste has received these awards 1 MTV Europe Music Award, 1 World Music Award, 5 Headies Awards(Hip-hop award), 4 Channel O Music Video Awards, 1 BET award, 4 MTV Africa Music Awards, 1 MOBO award, 1 KORA award and3 Afrima Awards.
5. Burna boy - 22 Awards
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known by his stage name Burna boy was born 2 July 1991 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Burnaboy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer. He is always regarded as one of the most successful musicians in Nigeria.
His albums are L.I.F.E (2013), On a Spaceship (2015), Outside (2018), The African Giant (2019), Twice as Tall (2020) and two E.P's
4. Olamide - 22 Awards
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji popularly known as Olamide Baddo was born 15 March, 1989 in Bariga, Lagos State.
Olamide is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. He came into limelight when he released the debut single, “Eni Duro,” in 2010.
Olamide Baddo has won many awards from Nigerian entertainment Awards, The Headies, Nigerian Music video awards etc.
3. Davido - 29 Awards
David Adedeji Adeleke known professionally as Davido was born November 21, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Davido is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to fame after he released "Dami Duro". In 2012, he won the next rated at the Headies.
Some of his singles are Gobe, Skelewu, One of a kind, Aye, Owo Ni Koko, If, Fall etc. O.B.O is known for his albums like Omo Baba Olowo (2012), Son of Mercy - EP (2016), A Good Time (2019), A Better Time (2020).
2. Dbanj - 29 Awards
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo known professionally as D'banj or Bangalee was born 9 June 1980 in Zaria.
D'banj is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur and television personality. He became well known after releasing his 2012 hit single "Oliver Twist".
The 40-years-old artiste has won Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards.
1. Wizkid - 36 Awards
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid or Wizzy was born 16 July 1990 in Surulere, Lagos State.
Starboy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is the most decorated African artiste internationally and came into limelight after releasing "Hola at your boy."
Wizzy has recorded 4 Studio albums and they are Superstar, Ayo, Sound from the other side (SFTOS), Made in Lagos, Soundman Vol 1 (EP). He is the most awarded African artist in BET history.